Consecration

The Way of Christ – Amy Carmichael

The Way of Christ – Amy Carmichael

Are we going in the way Christ has gone, or are we only talking and praying and singing about it?  What about likes and dislikes? What about choices? What about Self? Christ’s way is the way that says “No” to the “I” that rises up so often and in its many different disguises. “If any man will come after Me, let him deny himself (say “No” to himself), and take up his cross daily, and follow Me.” 

– Amy Carmichael –

A Traditional Prayer

A Traditional Prayer

Teach us, good Lord, to serve Thee more faithfully; to give and not to count the cost; to fight and not to heed the wounds; to toil and not to seek for rest; to labour and not to ask for any reward, save that of knowing that we do Thy will, O Lord our God.

– A Traditional Prayer –

Charles Spurgeon’s One Prayer

Charles Spurgeon’s One Prayer

I have now concentrated all my prayers into one, and that one prayer is this, that I may die to self, and live wholly to him.

– Charles H. Spurgeon –

Mirroring Christ – Robert Murray M’Cheyne

Mirroring Christ – Robert Murray M’Cheyne

Our soul should be a mirror of Christ; we should reflect every feature: for every grace in Christ there should be a counterpart in us.

– Robert Murray M’Cheyne –
from a letter he wrote February 26, 1840

God, Go With Me – David Livingstone

God, Go With Me – David Livingstone

God, send me anywhere, only go with me. Lay any burden on me, only sustain me. And sever any tie in my heart except the tie that binds my heart to Yours.”

– David Livingstone –

Let Us Live Justly – Charles Spurgeon

Let Us Live Justly – Charles Spurgeon

Let us look to it that in all things we are just – in our trade, in our judgment of others, in our treatment of neighbors, and in our own personal character. A just God cannot bless unjust transactions.

– Charles Spurgeon –
from Faith’s Checkbook

A People Consecrated to God – John Wesley

Oh that God would give me the thing which I long for! That … I may see a people wholly devoted to God, crucified to the world, and the world crucified to them. A people truly given up to God in body, soul and substance! How cheerfully would I then say, “Now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace.”

– John Wesley –